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United Kingdom appoints Iran ambassador Nicholas Hopton

Mr. Hopton used to serve as Britain's chargé d'affaires to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He said: 'The upgrade in diplomatic relations gives us the opportunity to develop our discussions on a range of issues, including our consular cases about whi...

South Sudan on The Brink of Child Soldiers Nightmare

The Kiir and Machar camps blame the fighting in July, which have endangered the fragile peace agreement in August 2015 , meant to put an end to a civil war that began in December 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of dead and 2.5 million displa...

Stanford rapist Brock Turner released after three months

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said Turner was given a large packet of hate mail on his release . Authorities say Turner sexually assaulted the girl while she was passed out near a rubbish bin. They and others attending a demonstration ou...

Supreme Court won't reinstate NC voter ID law

As for the road ahead, there are a variety of other legal disputes still underway over voting rights - yesterday's Supreme Court order was not a ruling , per se, and does not affect cases in other states - and even the fight in North Carolina co...

If selected, I'll definitely go to Bangladesh: Moeen Ali

England's four-wicket win in Leeds on Thursday left them 4-0 up in a five-match series ahead of Sunday's finale in Cardiff . The 29-year-old said it was a tough decision and one his team-mates were also struggling with. "It is a completely indiv...

Mother Teresa's nephew: Remembering my aunt, the saint

The secret despair of Mother Teresa - combined with allegations from critics that the institutions she founded misused funds, had poor medical care, and practiced religious evangelism - makes her canonization more controversial than most. The move de...

Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Mr Temer is due to lead the country until the end of the current presidential term in 2018. Rousseff took office in 2011, and after being reelected by a narrow margin in 2014 she was dragged down by an economic recession and high-profile corruption...

Waller County Sues And Is Sued Over Courthouse Gun Ban

The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn last week, after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in s...

Burkini ban in Nice overturned by French court

They also said that the emotions and fears resulting from the terror attacks, particularly the one in Nice on July 14th were not enough to justify the law. The office of Nice's mayor denied that the woman had been forced to remove clothing, claimin...

USA warship opens fire at 'provocative' Iranian navy boat

Votel said that Iran's actions were nothing new before tearing into the Iranians and saying that he does not believe commercials vessels will be harassed by Iran. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to...

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Hickey must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. A judge in Rio de Janeiro has recommended that Pat Hickey be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. James said the family were "gravely concerned" about the manner of Hickey's arr...

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

It has also lost some of its most senior commanders and founding members over the past year, including its "minister of war" Omar al-Shishani, feared Iraqi militant Shaker Wuhayeb, also known as Abu Wahib, as well as a top finance official known by s...

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

Rather the man behind the drama is Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, Florida. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store. A Publix in downtown West Palm Beach was invaded by an unwelcomed guest who claimed to ha...

Apple tax: Tim Cook open letter to Europe condemns £11bn European Union ruling

It was the latest in a series of aggressive moves by European officials to hold US businesses, particularly big tech companies, accountable under the EU's rules on taxation, competition and privacy. Previous year the country spent around 48.5 billion...

Going airborne: Change in law will help more farmers use drones

The FAA regulations say commercial drone operators will no longer need to get a pilot's license, which is an expensive and time-intensive endeavor. Drones may not operate over any persons not directly participating in the operation, not under a c...

Singapore: Number of locally transmitted Zika cases rises to 41

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency checking for mosquito-breeding sites visited homes in the eastern Aljunied Crescent district where 41 cases - mostly foreign workers at a condominium construction project - have been confirmed.

Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

The dispute was mainly over the payout of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus; the team's "best offer" proposed that Bosa get 85 percent of it in this calendar year, with the remaining 15 percent coming next year. Every team I speak to thinks the Charge...

Islamic State claims deadly Yemen attack

Saudi Arabia, along with its regional allies, has been supporting the pro-government troops, and claims Iran is backing the rebels-a charge that the country denies. The radical terror group has been using Yemen's 18-month-old civil war between Presid...

Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

Duterte also said. Duterte's methods may be bloodier than those typically employed by American prohibitionists, writes Jacob Sullum, but his logic is similar: casting peaceful transactions-the exchange of money for psychoactive substances-as acts o...

Boko Haram terrorists killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies aerial bombings

FILE - In his file image taken from video released late Friday evening, October 31, 2014, by Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau , centre, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist speaks in an unidentified place. The announcement came as the U.S. secre...

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Sessions ends transgender workplace protections

The government's compelling interest in enforcing these laws should mean the businesses lose their arguments - but the Department of Justice guidance suggests that the interest in...

Trump guts Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

The administration has issued a long-expected revision to Obama-era rules . "With this rule, the Trump administration is taking direct aim at birth control coverage for mor...

United Kingdom leader Theresa May's slogan literally fell apart during her 'disastrous' speech

Britain's under-fire Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a fight for her political life Friday with a growing number of her own MPs said to favor a challenge to her leadersh...

Bangladesh to move 800000 Rohingya into single camp

Up until now they've been living in a range of different refugee camps across southern Bangladesh. They plan to expand an existing camp near the border town of Cox's Bazar so tha...

Shop that sold gun to Las Vegas shooter forced into lockdown

Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, the AP reported. Authorities are grasping to find a motive for Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree and...

United States seeks 'new Israel' in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

Ayatollah Khamenei further termed the development as an "incident", adding that Iran and Turkey must take any possible measures to confront with the incident. Iraqi Prime Minster H...

No 'terrorism' charges for now in Edmonton attack

Subsequently, a van was stopped at a checkpoint, and the name of the driver appeared to be similar to the name of the registered owner of the auto that hit the officer. In March 2...

Sunny, high near 70 — TODAY'S FORECAST

The overnight low is expected to be near 47. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Tonight: Mostly cle...

In Iraq's tinderbox city, referendum sparks fears of sectarian war

The Trump administration has said it does not recognise the independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdish region - as tensions flare between the regional government and Baghdad. Yild...

Why rockfalls happen in Yosemite

The National Park Service reportedly sent a helicopter to the Higher Cathedral Spire to help rescue the climber. An vast mass of granite plunged from the side of El Capita...

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Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

The three companies are facing intense scrutiny from U.S. House and Senate intelligence panels as investigators focus on social media's role in Russia's efforts to interfere ...

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

She tweeted: "Today: Jihad - 1 Truth - 0". "I read her manifesto on her website". Bolton, an ex-soldier, won 30% of the vote, seeing off Anne Marie Waters's challenge. IT WAS...

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Evans surrendered to federal marshals early Wednesday on federal corruption charges following an investigation into the criminal influence of money on coaches and players in the NC...

Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

Defense Department said 80 percent of the island's electricity lines are damaged and almost half its residents are without drinking water. The roughly 100-year-old Jones Act req...

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

When asked if he would fire the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary over the matter, the Republican president said: "We'll see". The House Oversight and Government Reform c...